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Post by FrazerD » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:32 pm

Hi folks,

I’m currently pricing up everything for a 20k mile service and I’m just curious, would you change the belts and would you fit a magnetic sump plug?

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Post by Covkiller » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:21 pm

Are you doing it yourself or taking it to a stealer. If so just get your belts checked and change if required. Make sure they give you evidence. Never heard of a magnetic sump plug.
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Re: Service

Post by FrazerD » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:53 pm

Covkiller wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Are you doing it yourself or taking it to a stealer. If so just get your belts checked and change if required. Make sure they give you evidence. Never heard of a magnetic sump plug.
I wouldn’t pay stealer prices, it’s going to my local garage I use. I thought about doing it myself but the price he has given me is a no brainer. He is going to sum up the job of the clutch pipe when it’s in and he is going to check the belts. I put one on my M3 when I serviced it but I’m not sure if it’s a gimmick or not.

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Post by MIDZ » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:01 am

If I was going to the trouble of changing serpentine belt I'd replace the tensioner too, purely because of age.
I've seen magnetic drain plugs on diffs & gearboxes but never on engines, possibly because most anti-friction bearings (big/small ends, mains) are non-ferrous and won't stick to the magnet anyway.

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Re: Service

Post by FrazerD » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:54 am

MIDZ wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:01 am
If I was going to the trouble of changing serpentine belt I'd replace the tensioner too, purely because of age.
I've seen magnetic drain plugs on diffs & gearboxes but never on engines, possibly because most anti-friction bearings (big/small ends, mains) are non-ferrous and won't stick to the magnet anyway.
I’ll see what he says about the belt when he has a look. Maybe it’s just a gimmick, I never had the one I put on my M3 out personally to see if there was anything stuck to it.

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